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District attorneys: Reduced criminal sentences to balance budget could escalate crime rates

The California District Attorneys Association sent a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday saying that reducing...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Millie, on Aug 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 947 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Rotary Club of Pleasanton

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton since 1965 has been a leader in the community in helping make Pleasanton a great place to live....

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:08 am | 1 comment | 982 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Raiders of the Lost Arc' is free movie in the park tonight

In just a couple hours, the last of the Thursday night summer movies in the park will commence at Delucchi Park, 4501 First...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by And..., on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm | 2 comments | 996 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Congrats to Ayala for Oak Grove work

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5965 posted Friday, July 31, 2009,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Develop the hills, on Aug 20, 2009 at 8:55 pm | 2 comments | 933 Views

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Superintendent John Casey says he'll retire next June

Superintendent John Casey announced his retirement today, saying that his last day with the school district will be June...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Aug 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm | 13 comments | 1176 Views

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Starbucks to pay $225,000 for shorting consumers in gift card redemptions

The district attorneys' offices of Sonoma, Monterey and Shasta counties have settled a civil complaint that claimed Starbucks...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm | 3 comments | 949 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Let the music play: Barone's gets OK for live music, entertainment

After two dozen speakers and two and a half hours, the Planning Commission has granted Barone's restaurant its request to...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Aug 29, 2009 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 1155 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fund set up for son of mother killed in Vasco car crash

A trust fund is being set up for a 5-year-old boy whose mother was killed in a car crash on Vasco Road, south of Byron, Friday...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by J, on Aug 21, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 2 comments | 1508 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

California student proficiencies up, but scores among blacks, Hispanics still lagging

California public school students made overall gains in every category of the state's Standardized Testing and Reporting...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 23, 2009 at 8:17 pm | 4 comments | 1039 Views

SPORTS

16 players, coaches in Murray, Utah for Babe Ruth World Series competition

Sixteen players from the Tri-Valley left yesterday for the Babe Ruth World Series to be in Murray, Utah. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Brenda Dronkers, on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 1927 Views

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Letter: Pass health care reform now

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6036 posted Friday, August 21,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Gloria, on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:58 am | 4 comments | 891 Views

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Fairness online

Last June, both the State Assembly and Senate approved a budget containing an e-fairness provision, which would have clarified...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Daniel Ballon, Ph.D., Senior Policy Fellow, Technology Studies, Pacific Research Institute, on Aug 22, 2009 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 1372 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Alameda County to turn San Leandro Hospital into rehab, urgent care facility

Alameda County Medical Center officials say they have signed a lease agreement that will ensure San Leandro Hospital remains...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by OSL Community, on Aug 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm | 6 comments | 1027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board to launch search for new superintendent in October

The Pleasanton school board, already beleaguered by multi-million-dollar cutbacks in state aid for the current school year,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm | 129 comments | 3547 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scherer to stand trial for parents' deaths

Ernest Scherer III sat emotionless in an Oakland courtroom Friday as Judge Jeffrey Horner ordered the defendant to stand...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, managing editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 5 comments | 1550 Views

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Livermore guitar company to be featured on new ABC reality show

A Livermore guitar company will plead its case to a panel of judges this Sunday on ABC for the premiere of new reality show...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Dr. Mofo, on Sep 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm | 36 comments | 1721 Views

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Remember these?

Among the 3,200 cars exhibited at this weekend's 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, these...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Robert, on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 1029 Views

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Walnut Creek joins Tri-Valley cities in banning medical marijuana dispensaries

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Walnut Creek City Council passed an urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jason, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1093 Views

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Work set to start on $136-million BART extension to Warm Springs

BART officials will give a green light to contractors today to begin construction on the Warm Springs extension project in...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:19 am | 5 comments | 1010 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Highway patrol to focus on cell phone users today

The California Highway Patrol on Tuesday will conduct the second zero-tolerance enforcement this month of the state's hands-free...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:08 am | 11 comments | 1416 Views
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